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Creating Culinary Cuisine

If your idea of a day well spent involves a hot oven, a recipe book and a cupboard full of herbs and spices then it may be time to consider a career in commercial cookery.  Launch your new career serving up mouth-watering dishes to appreciative clientele with our Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.  The Certificate III will equip you with all the skills and knowledge you will need to become a qualified cook and secure work in a restaurant, club, pub, cafe or bistro.

Topics include:

  • cook a variety of food
  • presentation of food
  • cost menus
  • cooking to dietary needs
  • industry knowledge
  • interpersonal and customer service communication
  • workplace health and hygiene
  • food safety
  • conflict resolution

Delivery will include lectures, practical sessions and observations, within our state of the art fully equipped, operational commercial kitchens. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Cairns, Cannonvale (Whitsunday), Townsville (Pimlico)

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 1 year / up to 5 days per week

Course details

COST

  • International fee $16,000

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How to enrol

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Cairns 10 Jul 2017 Full time / up to 5 days per week Classroom
Cannonvale (Whitsunday) 10 Jul 2017 Full time / up to 5 days per week Classroom
Townsville (Pimlico) 10 Jul 2017 Full time / up to 5 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

International Student specific entry requirements:
English
: For students whose first language is not English, the required minimum English language levels is IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, with no individual score less than 5.0 or equivalent assessment.

More information on English entry requirements can be found on our website.

Academic: The minimum requirements can be one of the following:

  • Certificate II or III – 10 years of schooling (or equivalent) with passes in mathematics and English
  • Certificate IV or Diploma – 12 years of schooling (or equivalent) with passes in mathematics and English
  • Mature –aged entry with work experience in a related field

Please send certified and translated copies of your English results and academic certificates to the International Student Unit together with your completed and signed application form.

Location/s

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Cannonvale (Whitsunday)
Shute Harbour Road
Cannonvale QLD 4802

Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Pimlico
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.You must abide by industry and/or TAFE dress standards and remove jewellery and/or body piercing before entering the food preparation and serving areas.

Resources included in the tuition fees are student orientation handbook and relevant learning materials such as study guides, assessment requirements, handouts and workbooks. Students have access to library resources, computers, the Internet and a personal email account at TAFE North.

The following resources are not included in the program fees and it is the students responsibility to provide at your own cost.

Uniform

  • 2x Chef's Jacket (Traditional style with white buttons, or modern wrap around style)
  • 2x Traditional check trousers
  • 2x White neckerchief
  • 2x White Apron - waist or bib
  • White traditional style chefs hat - paper fabric or cloth/white skull cap - clean and suitably presented
  • Black, enclosed, leather shoes

The above items are required to undertake the practical classes, and are available at a variety of hospitality stores. Quality and price may vary.

Basic knife set (mandatory items):

  • 25cm cooks knife
  • 18cm cooks knife
  • Paring knife
  • Steel and potato peeler
  • Knife wrap
  • Turning knife

Professional knife set:

  • Bread knife
  • Peeler
  • Vegetable knife,
  • large chopping knife
  • Boning knife,
  • Filleting knife
  • Palette knife and steel

Other resources:

  • Piping nozzle
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • Temperature probe
  • Pastry brush
  • Digital 1gr scales
  • Required text: Professional Chef  Volume 1 Kitchen Operations and Volume 2 Commercial Cookery(Cengage published by Ford, Zelman and Hunter) ISBN: 9780170181709, www.cengage.com.au

Resources included in the tuition fees are student orientation handbook and relevant learning materials such as study guides, assessment requirements, handouts and workbooks. Students have access to library resources, computers, the Internet and a personal email account at TAFE Queensland North.

Important information:

  • Please ensure you engrave all knives with your name or initials or mark the handle with bright nail varnish.
  • The basic knife set will be required by the second week of training. Details regarding type and quality and set of tools required will be discussed during the first week.
  • The above items are a requirement to undertake the practical classes, and are available at a variety of hospitality stores. Quality and price may vary.

Timetable

51 weeks (42 weeks full time delivery, 9 weeks of holidays).  Please note that you may be required to attend evening classes and/or weekend activities.

Placement

All students must complete a minimum of 240 hours of vocational placement. This is spread across the duration of the program. TAFE Queensland North Cookery Staff will procure placements on behalf of the students, but it is the student’s responsibility to provide their own transport and accommodation if required.

Units

To obtain the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, students need to successfully complete 25 units (21 core and 4 elective units)

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SITHCCC015A Plan and prepare food for buffets Elective
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches Elective
SITHCCC004 Package prepared foodstuffs Elective
Stage 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others Core
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment Core
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery Core
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads Core
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups Core
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes Core
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment Core
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety Core
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items Core
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices Core
Stage 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes Core
SITHCCC013 Prepare seafood dishes Core
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively Elective
SITHCCC014 Prepare meat dishes Core
SITHPAT006 Produce desserts Core
SITHCCC019 Produce cakes, pastries and breads Core
SITHCCC017 Handle and serve cheese Elective
Stage 3
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SITHCCC018 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements Core
SITHCCC020 Work effectively as a cook Core
SITHKOP002 Plan and cost basic menus Core
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices Core
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills Core
VPC240 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

Disclaimer

SITHCCC004 Package prepared foodstuffs, SITHCCC003 Prepare Sandwiches and SITHCCC015 Produce and serve food for buffets, could be offer as electives in some locations.

Payment options explained

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

$16,000

INTERNATIONAL FEE

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CONCESSION

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Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional costs

Students may need to purchase stationery items such as paper, pens and a USB drive.

Outcome

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.  This qualification provides a pathway to work in various hospitality enterprises where food is prepared and served including restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias, health care, mining kitchens and coffee shops.

Job prospects

  • Cook

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Orientation

Compulsory Orientation: All International students must participate in compulsory International orientation on the Friday before classes commence.

Semester 1, 2017 - 30 January 2017, 9.30am to 11.30am
Cairns: Tropics Restaurant, S Block through Gatton St
Pimlico: R Block (Refectory / Canteen), Corner of Hugh St & Fullham Rd
Whitsundays: B Block, Palmers Training Restaurant, Shute Harbour Rd

Last updated on 3 December 2016

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